Crystal Hefner Removes 34D Poisonous Breast Implants: Former Playboy Playmate And Hugh Hefner’s Wife Undergoes Surgery After Toxic Chemicals Leaked Into Her Body
Crystal Hefner had her breast implants removed after it ruptured and leaked poisonous chemicals into her body. The former Playboy Playmate recently revealed in a lengthy Facebook post how the toxic chemicals that leaked from the breast implants made her feel an array of medical conditions.
In her Facebook post, the 30-year-old Hefner shared how her body was "slowly poisoned" by her breast implants. Some of the symptoms she experienced are "intolerance to foods and beverages, unexplained back pain, constant neck and shoulder pain, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), stunted hair growth, incapacitating fatigue, burning bladder pain, low immunity, recurring infections" and thyroid and adrenal problems.
Crystal Hefner's Years-Long 'Breast Implant Illness' Symptoms
The model-turned-DJ said she has been feeling some of those symptoms for years. But she ignored it and thought of herself as a hypochondriac, a condition where a person is overly anxious about their health. Hefner, however, got worried that she might not be overreacting to things and she was actually sick.
Hefner, the third wife of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner (they married in December 2012), said she became too fatigued that she would cancel appearances and commitments just to lie in bed. When her symptoms worsened she decided to consult a physician, who told her that she had Lyme disease and toxic mold.
It turns out that those conditions are symptoms of breast implant illness. Breast implants -- both silicone and saline -- break down and start leaking after eight to 10 years.
Those bags are home to numerous toxic chemicals like zinc, tin, mercury, cadmium, formaldehyde, and arsenic. Once the toxic chemicals leak into the body, the immune system fights hard to control its effects but leaves other parts of the body unprotected.
Hefner finally had her breast implants removed on June 15, 2016. You can read more about her journey on her Facebook post below.
Crystal Hefner Bounces Back
Through an Instagram post this week, Hefner thanked her supporters for the positive reactions she received on her detailed Facebook post. Dressed in a bikini that depicts the American flag, Hefner said that she is now "happier and healthier" and is embracing her natural beauty.
Breast implants, which will eventually rupture after a couple of years, make breastfeeding and detecting breast cancer harder, according to The Huffington Post. More than 286,000 people had breast implants or breast augmentation in the United States in 2014, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported.